It appears that there is a lot of turmoil in the Bobby Blotzer lead version of Ratt. Bass player Robbie Crane and Guitarist Blaze Baum have parted ways with Ratt.
Former Ratt bassist Robbie Crane stated the following on his facebook page today:
Thought I’d fill you in on what’s going on in my world.
As of today, I have resigned my position as the bass player of Bobby Blotzer’s band “Ratt.” (Period on the inside as per Keith Ryan Cartwright).
While the events of the past few weeks did play a small role in my decision, I feel like it’s time for me move on and focus on the positive things in my life…
I wish Bobby the best in the future, and thank Warren, Stephen, Robin, and Juan for writing the great songs that afforded me the opportunity to live the dream!
Thank you for understanding and supporting me in my decision!
Please do not leave negative comments… If you do, I will delete and block you forever and you’ll never know how the story ends! Ha!
Just a few days earlier, Blotzer posted about Blaze Baum on Facebook:
“While we are shocked and saddened by the events that led up to his departure and do not agree with the manner and time frame in which he chose to let us know, in that only giving us only two days for his replacement, we all can live with his decision to move on with his career and wish him the best in the future in country music.”
Ironically, these changes have come after a recent photo of original Ratt members Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier along with drummer Greg D’Angelo surfaced. Warren DeMartini and Bobby Blotzer are the co-owners of the Ratt name and brand an have gone to court over the use of the name. Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
Check out the article below on the recent appearance of Stephen, Warren and Juan:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then these recent photos of original Ratt members, Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier along with Carlos Cavazo (who played on the last Ratt album, Infestation) should be worth a lot in the rumor mill. If you haven’t been following all of the drama that’s played out in the Ratt camp over the last year, then let’s get you up to date. Founding member an lead vocalist, Stephen Pearcy left the band after in-fighting. In a statement he said: “After 30 years creating Ratt and losing a real brother, Robbin (Crosby) , it’s time that I personally part ways with the band. “I am officially done with having anything to do with them, due to the constant turmoil, unresolved business, personal attacks and threats in the public forum – and most of all, disrespect to the fans.” Following this statement, Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer lit up the social media sites, blaming everyone starting with Pearcy, and making comments about Juan Croucier and Warren DeMartini as well. Blotzer claimed he needed to make a living and they were stopping him from touring. Blotzer and DeMartini both own a share of the band and DeMartini took Blotzer to court in an effort to stop him from using the band’s name and logo for touring promotion. Blotzer recruited several band members from Sin City Sinners, a band of musicians who often perform cover songs of other artists. Many fans were vocal and said that they would not go to a Ratt concert that was made up of replacement musicians. Now, Stephen Pearcy has posted these photos from former RIP magazine editor Lonn Friend‘s birthday party. While nothing official has been said by anyone, this is the first time in an extremely long time that anyone has seen these guys all together and with smiles on their faces. Here’s hoping that a reunion is in the works and Ratt get backs to what they do best….kickin’ ass!